Why did County Council elected Members choose this option?

Members spent time carefully exploring options, via a tender process and finally a decision was made to transfer the childrens homes in to DCC.

By bringing the service in-house, it was agreed that we will have more opportunities to align it with other important services for children and young people, and review future options. Doing the best for families, children and young people is critical to this decision and this option best enables the service to work in a more integrated way with education and social care.